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Charles Schwab Solution Architect in Austin, Texas


Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758

Sruti Patel


We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced Solution Architect (Director Level) within the Charles Schwab's Digital Services enterprise that is responsible for defining and developing the digital strategy, offers, and experiences to drive the growth and loyalty of existing and prospective clients and accelerate Schwab’s digital transformation. You will be responsible for design and architecture guidance across Schwab's suite of digital solutions and transform the way we work. You'll work closely with other technologists to define the digital strategy for the firm. You'll be a part of Schwab's Architecture team: A group of thought leaders responsible for Technology strategy (Mobile, Web, Data, Cloud, etc.) supporting the Accelerator program.

Other duties include:

  • Leading design discussions and mentoring engineers on proper platform and application solutions

  • Publishing and presenting to technology leaders and business executives

  • Providing thought leadership around technical solutions

  • Collaborate with other technologists on creating cross-domain solutions

  • Review, comment and contribute to the firm's overall technology strategy.

You will be part of the Digital Services team at Schwab, focused on providing technology solutions for the Accelerator program and the Enterprise. The Digital Solution Architect will focus on driving technology solutions for client-centricity, reducing time to market & increasing efficiency. Ideal candidates enjoy fast-paced environments, thrive under ambiguity and drive change passionately. This is a unique opportunity to grow and transform our business through driving significant step-change in our time to market, building more integrated client-centric experiences, and enabling project success via cross-functional coordination and ownership.

What you’ll do:

The Solution Architect works as team member alongside the Technical Leads and other supporting team members to deliver scalable, secure technical solutions, these solutions will be developed for the Enterprise for various technical capabilities such as CICD, A/B testing, Analytics, Canary build, Blue/ Green Deployments and more. Alongside with the solution the Solution Architect would work and partners with senior technologist to deliver pilots for proposed solutions to prove the pattern/ its efficiencies and use. This is an opportunity to be a part of a cutting edge team respected for the products they produce and building products that clients love. Their role within SDLC:

  • Solution Ideation : Assist journey teams in the scoping and planning of Technology Capabilities backlog

  • Responsible for enterprise solution for ‘code as pipeline’ for CICD

  • Responsible for technical solution/ patterns for A/B testing, analytics

  • Responsible for generating prototype for Canary build and Blue/ Green Deployments

  • Solutions for telemetry and metrics for the Enterprise

  • Solution Architecture and Design: Participate/Lead in producing the solutions conceptual architecture and associated artifacts. Develop logical architecture of solution components based on conceptual architecture/design

  • Advice/Mentor on Technical and Functional Design : Provide advice and guidance to team leads regardingtechnical and functional design decisions

  • Curator of Guiding Principles in alignment with EA Principles

  • Curator of standards and best practices

  • Consultative on larger strategy

  • Owns the end to end solution design and architecture for the digital domain

  • Collaborates with EA and SAs from other domain to design/deliver larger scoped initiatives

Additionally you will,

  • Lead architecture vision of the new digital delivery experience to ensure consistency with overall enterprise architecture

  • Guide project teams on technology strategy; works closely with the rest of the team to create a modular and scalable solution that addresses future architectural changes and designs

  • Drives the teams in engineering practices in test driven development, continuous integration, and automated deployment

  • Be hands-on and engage in coding to help the team to develop the solution and solve all surfacing problems at hand

  • Identifies and removes technical impediments

What you have:

  • BS/BA Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an architect in building complex, highly scalable and low latency applications

  • 10+ years of solid development experience in distributed platform

  • Experience with Devops practices, building CICD pipeline, Canary tests and blue/ green release for software delivery

  • Experience with C#./.Net in a Linux/Windows data center environment

  • Experience with cloud and data engineering technologies and emerging trends; ex: PCF, containers and orchestration, high scale data pipelines, distributed system, microservices, hybrid / multi-cloud systems, DevOps,

  • Deep knowledge of MongoDB database design, data design and comparison to relational databases

  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript (Angular, Backbone, React) and progressive design

  • Deep knowledge of API (REST, SOAP), API Management and building scalable and high performance Web APIs

  • Any experience with A/B tests would be nice to have

  • Experience with Agile development methodology and Test-Driven Development

  • Experience using telemetry and metrics to drive operational excellence

  • Broad knowledge of software engineering: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends, etc.

  • Experience as a technical leader in an organization. This includes coaching and mentoring, working through complex problems, and working with our business partners to deliver an amazing experience for our clients. You have qualities that engineers recognize and respect.

  • Broad knowledge of the software engineering and architecture space: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends, etc.

  • The ability to step in and code to drive a solution that journey teams can build upon

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at" .

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: IT-Other Specialty Engineering-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Friday, September 7, 2018

Expiration Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019

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